St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School

Language and communication class at St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School

City of Edinburgh Council currently have six mainstream schools with language classes included in them. They cater for primary aged children who have additional language and communication needs, often with a diagnosis of autism.

  • low pinboarding and colourful decoration
  • big cushions and a rug for cozy seating
  • five big rectangular tables in two rows with one seat at each, two of the seats have a blow up cushion for children to bounce as they sit
  • a sensory bubble tube is inset on a square purple cushioned base with a mirror curving around two sides of the cushion

Language classes have inclusive learning environments with low sensory stimulation.

They have space for children to work independently or as part of a group.

They are organised to encourage independence.

Break out areas or access to other facilities can include sensory rooms or soft play and a safe place for children to support them to self regulate when needed.

The Additional Support for Learning service reviewed Language and Communication Class (LCC) environments as part of a multi-disciplinary consultation and came up with a list of essential and desirable elements for the classes. This process has enabled a degree of consistency for LCC environments across the schools and ensures they all have essential needs met.

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